“I have caught coronavirus,” CNN anchor Richard Quest announced via Twitter on Monday afternoon. Quest is the third CNN personality so far to test positive for COVID-19.
“I am blessed in that I have few symptoms – just a cough,” he continued. “I am saving my prayers and thoughts for those less fortunate. Stay in. And protect lives.”
On his show Monday, Quest said he feels “fine” and plans to continue working. “I am thankful and grateful that I don’t seem to have any of the horrific symptoms of the others,” he said. “I just have a nasty cough which, thankfully tonight because of our excellent technical staff, you haven’t heard me too much spluttering away.” Watch:
.@RichardQuest reveals he has tested positive for Covid-19, in tonight’s #profitablemoment. “I feel fine, I feel good,” he says. “As long as I can… you and I will still get together at this time and have a good chat about the economic side of what’s going on.” pic.twitter.com/WfDhzgCh9X
— Quest Means Business (@questCNN) April 20, 2020
CNN’s Baldwin, Cuomo also tested positive
Earlier in the month, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin said that she too had the disease. “I’ve tested positive for coronavirus,” she wrote in an April 3 Instagram post. “I am okay.”
“It came on suddenly yesterday afternoon,” Baldwin added. “Chills, aches, fever. I’ve been social distancing. Doing ALL we’re told to do. Still–it got me.”
The CNN anchor went on to say that she feels “like one of the lucky ones” as she has is otherwise in good health and has “no underlying conditions.”
Chris Cuomo has been CNN’s highest profile personality to come down with coronavirus, announcing his diagnosis on March 31. Cuomo later described experiencing hallucinations and shaking so badly that he chipped a tooth.
Cuomo accused of violating quarantine
While Cuomo pledged to isolate himself for the duration of his illness, he was recently accused of breaking quarantine along with his family.
The New York Post reported that a 65-year-old Long Island bicyclist identified only as “David” had an outdoor confrontation with Cuomo on Easter Sunday after seeing him along with his wife, another woman, and 2 children at a property that was under construction.
“I just looked and said, ‘Is that Chris Cuomo? Isn’t he supposed to be quarantined?’” the local resident recalled, specifying that he was “well over a hundred feet” away when he asked the question.
David said that after initially being approached by Cuomo’s wife, the journalist became belligerent and threatening, which prompted David to later file a police report.
On his radio show, Cuomo subsequently confirmed that some kind of incident had taken place, saying, “I don’t want some jackass, loser, fat-tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bulls–t to me, I don’t want to hear it.”